[PATCH 0/8] QI: make phase2.c easier to change

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Fri Jan 9 05:18:51 CET 2009

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| Andy Green wrote:
|> Sorry, could you explain why we want to add support for zImages?
| I can think of two reasons:
| - the kexec compatibility issue Petr Vanek has pointed out in
|   the "Touch based Dual Boot Menu" thread (see my reply there)
| - zImages don't have an external dependency on tools/mkimage,
|   eliminating the last remnants of u-boot's evil rule :-)

Hm after completely wasting last night on a thread where people --
including you -- come out of the woodwork to explain the value of
talking to upstream before doing any work, maybe we should have had the
larger discussion here first.

In the thread you mention, you point out that pivot_root will do in the
shared kernel case and then kexec and zImage is not needed.

Since 9 of those 11 patches are just whitespace / breaking out existing
working code into the same code in subfunctions, and "supporting zImage"
in patch 3/3 is a very small and simple piece of additional code mainly
checking a magic I guess they're fine anyway.

- -Andy
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